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Recommendations for Newly Confirmed ATF Director Steve Dettelbach
Sign-On Letter

Recommendations for Newly Confirmed ATF Director Steve Dettelbach

This coalition letter, led by the Center for American Progress in partnership with gun violence prevention and allied organizations, includes a list of immediate actions the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives can take to reduce gun violence.

On July 12, 2022, the Senate confirmed Steve Dettelbach as director of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a role that has been vacant since 2015. In this letter, the Center for American Progress and partner organizations make more than 30 recommendations to Director Dettelbach on how to enhance oversight of the gun industry, implement measures to combat gun trafficking, prevent domestic violence shootings, reduce firearm suicides, and increase transparency.

 

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Authors

Nick Wilson

Senior Director

Allison Jordan

Research Assistant

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